3 Things to Know About Buying a Home with a Pool

 3 Things to Know About Buying a Home with a Pool

Many Horseshoe Bay area homes have swimming pools but of course, many don't as well. But if you're looking specifically for a home with a pool there are pros and cons to owning one. People usually either love having a pool or they despise it but if you're one of those that loves having the freedom of going swimming whenever you want, being able to cool off or relax in a resort-style setting in your backyard, a pool is a great option.

The first thing to understand is that having a pool is an added expense but it may not be as much as your think. It will be a new item in your budget and you'll need to decide whether you want it professionally maintained or if you're going to spend the time and energy and do-it-yourself. Pool upkeep can be as inexpensive as $50 a month if you do it yourself or up to $400 a month if you have regular professional maintenance.

Pools can also be a selling feature for pool people that is. This means it may be a downside to a lot of people. But remember, if you're looking specifically for a pool, others will likely want one as well. Here are three basic things to know when buying a home with a pool.

#1. Understand what you're getting into.

You may not be able to get out what you think your pool is worth when you go to sell. But, if you're really only buying the pool for your own enjoyment, having it as a resale feature may not be as big of a deal. Remember, when you're buying a home with a pool you're always buying the pool secondhand. Most people don't think of it that way of course because it comes with the house. But you are buying a used pool, not in brand-new condition. You want to have a specific pool inspector check out the pool area to make sure that it is sound and doesn't have a mountain of problems before you even buy it. Make sure you ask about everything including how often it is clean, when it was installed if it's ever lost his integrity and how much it costs each month to maintain it.

#2. Remember to maintain safety.

If you have small children you'll definitely want to get a pool gate or a fence around the pool. Remember, if you're the only one in the neighborhood with a swimming pool your house will probably be considered the "cool house", which means you may have a lot of people, guests, friends and friends of your children over at your house swimming. This can leave you up to a lot of liability so you want to make sure that you are covered in your insurance and you've done everything you can to maintain safety and protection of your home, your family and your friends.

#3. Properly maintain pools can add resale value.

There are pretty much two types of buyers; buyer specifically looking for a home with a pool, and buyer specifically looking for a home without a pool; never the two shall meet. You might find a home buyer that doesn't realize they want to pool until they see a beautiful home with a properly maintained pool and backyard. This is why you need to be able to capture this type of buyer that's on the fence or just doesn't have an idea that they want a pool. Keep your home properly maintained, make the pool area something that you can be proud of and entertain and it will hold its resale value when you go to sell.

Pool homes can be a great luxury without spending a fortune but it's important to understand what you're getting into. Check out all the pool homes around Horseshoe Bay below or contact us for a more specific list of properties and homes for sale in Horseshoe Bay with a pool.

Horseshoe Bay Homes with a Pool

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$797,000
Neighborhood: The Waters (HSB)
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,672
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
160191
MLS
The first new construction condominium development in Horseshoe Bay Resort in nearly ten years! These beautifully appointed lock-and-leave condominiums are currently under construction and the first...
$575,000
Neighborhood: Lakefrt Hms Cnd
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,290
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
4
Days on Site
160171
MLS
Lakefront GORGEOUS updated condo on Lake LBJ. Beautiful lake views and relaxing lake living! This unit includes one boat slip with an electric lift, and one jet ski ramp. Spacious storage under the...
$2,100,000
Neighborhood: Siena Creek
4
Beds
6
Baths
4,750
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
6
Days on Site
160133
MLS
137 Mitchell Creek Drive is a 4,750 sqft Mediterranean style home that offers 6 Bedrooms/4 Baths, and more in the resort town of Horseshoe Bay, Texas. This House comes FULLY Furnished! Located on...
$6,000
Neighborhood: Lakeshore Cndo
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,875
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
7
Days on Site
160122
MLS
FOR LEASE AT $6,000/MONTH FOR ONE YEAR LEASE OR $6,500/MONTH FOR SIX MONTHS LEASE! This premier, east facing, Horseshoe Bay waterfront condo is walking distance to the resort and amenities! Bright...
$449,000
Neighborhood: Meadowlakes
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,948
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
12
Days on Site
160053
MLS
Estate Sale, we have a Survey, but No Seller's Disclosure. Built in 2020 on the golf course, located between 9th green and 5th Tee box of Hidden Falls GC. Full bathrooms feature double vanities....
$360,000
Neighborhood: Horseshoe Bay P
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,667
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
15
Days on Site
159995
MLS
Perfect weekend get-a-way or full time living in this charming town home overlooking an inviting pool and surrounded by lovely grounds and tennis courts. One level living with one bedroom down and...
$4,900,000
Neighborhood: Matern Island
5
Beds
5F31/2
Baths
5,284
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
18
Days on Site
159959
MLS
New build on Matern Island coming soon from Mike Hollaway Custom Homes. Exceptional Lake LBJ waterfront home will rest on a protected channel in the exclusive gated community of Matern Island, just...
$410,000
Neighborhood: Horseshoe Bay P
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,849
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
26
Days on Site
159846
MLS
SHORT TERM RENTALS ALLOWED! Reduction in price - seller is motivated to relocate, reduction in price does not reflect lack of buyer interest or defects in property! Imagine yourself on a shady...
$2,600,000
Neighborhood: Deer Haven
4
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
3,228
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
27
Days on Site
159842
MLS
Beautiful lakefront setting with large oak trees. Large boat dock and 150' of waterfront. Two combined lots in one of the prettiest areas of the lake. Large family home perfect for lake gatherings...
$2,650,000
Neighborhood: Trails Of Hsb
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,865
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
34
Days on Site
159747
MLS
Heyl Homes is proud to introduce 821 Trails Parkway. Nestled on 3/4 acre estate lot in the highly sought-after gated community, Trails of Horseshoe Bay. This stunning single story home backs up to...
$649,000
Neighborhood: The Waters (HSB)
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,216
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
40
Days on Site
159676
MLS
Come enjoy the easy-going lake life in one of Horseshoe Bay's newest condominium complexes. This gorgeous 5th floor Lake LBJ waterfront condo, located in building #3 of The Waters at Horseshoe Bay,...
$628,000
Neighborhood: The Waters (HSB)
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,166
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
41
Days on Site
159643
MLS
Welcome to your new home away from home! Perfect for full time living or weekends away, this is a rare investment opportunity on highly desired CONSTANT LEVEL Lake LBJ at the world renowned Horseshoe...
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